Finance ministry sources responding, on Thursday afternoon, to main opposition New Democracy (ND) leader Antonis Samaras's programme to restart the ailing Greek economy, said the deficit would return in a year's time to 36.034 billion euros, at the levels of 2009, with the New Democracy government, if this programme was implemented.
According to the same sources, in the event of the implementation of ND's measures, an extra 11.850 billion euros would be added to the 24.184 billion euros deficit at the end of 2010.

According to the ministry officials,, who analysed the programme proposed by Samaras, the deficit would be burdened with 17.1 billion euros and would be relieved by 5.25 billion euros.